The Bertrand Library features a robust collection of materials, including books, journals (both electronic and print), research databases, government documents, films, a/v equipment, and more. Faculty and librarians work together to build the collection, whose primary goal is to support the University curriculum.
Here are some key features of the collection:
- The library has an extensive collection of books, totaling more than a half million volumes. The collection is designed primarily to support the university's curriculum. There is also a small paperback collection located on the library's main level for recreational reading, as well as a small audiobook collection.
- The Bertrand Library's Periodicals Collection contains thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and newsletters and millions of articles accessible in print and online.
- We have a significant collection of educational films, feature films, and television programs. Each year, the library collects most theatrical Oscar and Golden Globe winners and nominees, as well as other significant feature films and television programs.
- The library subscribes to over two hundred research databases, many of which can be accessed by Bucknell users from off campus.
- The Bertrand Library is a depository for documents produced by the federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- The equipment desk in the library loans laptops, digital cameras and camcorders, hard drives, digital voice recorders and other audiovisual devices to faculty, staff and students.